On the Pegs - November 2021 Volume 6 Issue 11 - November - Page 147

worked his way into second quickly with Gerston hanging close in third . Haaker managed to pass Hart about halfway through the moto and opened gap . Hart hung on for second and Gerston crashed near the end of the race to allow Abbott and TM rider Ty Cullins through for third and fourth . Gerston recovered for fifth in the moto .
The second moto inverts the finish positions from race one for gate picks , so the top eight riders start on row two . LeBlond took advantage of a front-row start to take the holeshot and was followed by Thompson and fellow Utah rider Anthony Johnson . Abbott was the first of the top riders to work his way through the field and took the lead on the second lap . Hart was fifth with Haaker behind him until a mistake pushed Hart further back into the field . Haaker moved into second , but several mistakes kept him from closing on Abbott . Abbott held on for the moto win , the second of his career with Haaker second . Cullins put in a great ride for third in the moto and Germany ’ s Tim Apolle finished fifth on a Beta .
In the final moto , Gerston blasted to the front ahead of Hart , Haaker and Abbott . Haaker worked his way into the lead before the end of the first lap . Hart and Abbott moved past Gerston for second and third early in the race and held those positions to the finish . Gerston finished fourth